mikkelsening:

The things we love destroy us every time. Remember that.

tptigger:

allerasphinx:

emperorpalpantene:

There are posts about Finn that come across my dash frequently that really concern me.

It’s not that I don’t think musings about what a sweet innocent soul he is and imagining what his humble life must’ve been like are coming from a loving place, but Finn’s character has already been filled in via a canon source, and it was not humble. 

Read the novel “Before the Awakening,” where you will learn that while FN-2187 may have pulled shifts as a janitor just like any military trainee has to work some shit jobs, he was actually the absolute rock star of his elite band of Stormtroopers. He was the natural leader, the best of them all, the highest scores in every possible measure, someone Phasma and Hux were well aware of as the shining example of what their pet Stormtrooper program could accomplish. He was everything they’d worked for for years.

The only problem was, he cared too much about his fellow Stormtroopers, even though they didn’t return the feeling, due to indoctrination and some envy of his superiority. It is pretty obvious, reading BtA, that Finn is Force sensitive. It is that Force sensitivity that set him apart, and made him the one who could overcome a lifetime of indoctrination and get out.

I know it’s the fault of the film for sketching him so lightly, but guys, it is crucial that we start acknowledging who Finn is, and his strengths. Which, canonically, are leadership, strategy, all the skills a commander must have. I worry that there is too much PRECIOUS PURE CINNAMON ROLL going on and not enough shared knowledge of his *canon character background and gifts*.

Please spread the word about Finn. This sort of thing shortchanges him horribly. When the FO lost FN-2187, they lost more than just another Stormtrooper. They lost a future general, and the Resistance picked one up.

“They lost a future general, and the Resistance picked one up.” 

Gentle reminder that book canon is malleable and not everyone reads them. Especially in fandoms where 20 years of book canon was recently wiped away. (We were told they were canon until Lucas decided otherwise at the time. Still.)

glamaphonic:

#THAT’S ALL REY’S EVER WANTED#FOR SOMEONE TO COME BACK FOR HER#AND ALL FINN WANTED TO DO WAS GET AS FAR AWAY FROM THE FIRST ORDER AS HE COULD#BUT THEN THEY TOOK REY AND HE HAD TO GO BACK FOR HER BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT HE DOES#AND ALL FINN’S WANTED IS TO BE ABLE TO EXPRESS HIS COMPASSION AND EMPATHY AND LOVE FOR OTHERS#AND REY DOES THAT WITH HIM#SHE THROWS HERSELF INTO HIS ARMS#AND IF YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND HOW THESE TWO ARE LITERALLY MADE FOR EACH OTHER#THEY’RE THE ANTIDOTE TO THE OTHER’S PAIN AND NOW IM IN PAIN

OK, but you know what else is going on in this scene that bears mentioning?  I didn’t even catch it until like… the fourth time I saw the movie.  (I’M A BIT SLOW SOMETIMES, OK.  -.-;;;)

Rey understands Shyriiwook.

I can’t imagine that many Wookiee hang out on Jakku.  Desert climate + permanent fur coat =/= happy Wookiee.  And Rey doesn’t get off Jakku much.  😛  So where did she pick that up, I wonder? 

I mean, it’s certainly true that the peoples of Star Wars tend to be multilingual.  I just think that’s an odd one for her to have picked up.  So she either learned it REALLY quickly upon leaving Jakku, or she already knew it (and somehow retained it) from when she was a young child.  And I want to know more.